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New puppy too scared to go into the garden or outside at all

We have a 10 week havanese which we brought home 3 days ago. He has been a delight and enjoyed running and playing with us in the garden. But it rained yesterday and ever since won't come go out the door now. We have tried everything to coax him out treats, encouragement etc but no joy. In the end we picked him up and put him outside but refuses to go on the grass and just stands by the door whining and crying. We tried putting him on the leash too but still wouldn't go near the grass. We are not pad training him indoors so obviously this is causing a major issue with his toilet training,
Any advise please, I don't know what else to do!

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Welcome .This could be due to lack of socialisation, as in he has never experienced rain before and/or is associating it with this new place?
From a behavioural point of view I wouldn't lure or force him. I would just leave the door open and allow him to decide. If it was fine outside perhaps get him all jazzed up with a fetch game and eventually work up to rolling the ball/toy outside. Make no big deal if puppy goes outside and comes back in. Just repeat.
I would be looking at getting going with socialisation and training with him though, sounds like scary things are already having a major impact.

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Thank you so much for replying. We have left the door open but so far has just sat on the doormat. Shall I just try to get him to go potty on training pads indoors then? Difficult with the socialisation as he won't be fully vaccinated for another 3 weeks, or would it be ok to have friends dogs to the house as I know they are vaccinated properly?
Really appreciate any help as have not owned a dog before and don't want to do the wrong thing and make the situation worse.
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Thank you so much for replying. We have left the door open but so far has just sat on the doormat. Shall I just try to get him to go potty on training pads indoors then? Difficult with the socialisation as he won't be fully vaccinated for another 3 weeks, or would it be ok to have friends dogs to the house as I know they are vaccinated properly?
Really appreciate any help as have not owned a dog before and don't want to do the wrong thing and make the situation worse.
so he's not going out in good weather? how did the breeder train him?

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he doesn't need all his shot's http://avsabonline.org/uploads/posit...ialization.pdf

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Don't think he had been out with the breeder, the pups were just in a big pen. No he won't go outside at all, it has been fine most of the day. When we picked him and put him outside he did everything he could to not go near the grass & just whined and cried by the door trying to go back in.
We live in the uk and are told that puppies must not go outside to public areas until they have had their 2nd vaccination jabs.
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no that's not the current thoughts on socialization. To be honest ,you might have trouble with puppy classes . I would recommend a trainer come in for an assessment . For now you'll have indoor train.http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...-housetraining IF you want help finding a trainer let me know, I've got UK conections.

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That's very helpful, thank you. I will see what I can find locally & let you know if I need your connections.
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That's very helpful, thank you. I will see what I can find locally & let you know if I need your connections.
sounds good but do it asap

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Mine got scared of the rain too. I was trying for a very long time to have them be outdoor potty dogs. During the bad weather I had a covered deck area that I used green indoor outdoor grass stuff. That worked really good and they didn't have to get wet.It's very cheap and doesn't take much so I just hosed it off a few times then threw it away. I cut pieces of the main roll.

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